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The Essential Works in Political Philosophy (Les Grandes oeuvres politiques)

PHILOSOPHY Updated edition. This work presents to students, teachers, and, more generally, to everyone who wishes to get acquainted with political concepts, a complete study of the foundational works of political philosophy. By analyzing more than forty titles — antique, medieval, and, merely, modern and contemporary, from Protagoras to Foucault and Habermas but also Aristote, […]

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Symbols of the Gospels: Christ as a Physician and a Thaumaturge (Symboles des Évangiles «Le Christ médecin et thaumaturge»)

By looking at the Christians sarcophagus of the first centuries or the paintings which adorned the tombs, one may wonder why the miracles by the Christ are so often depicted. Only the reading of authors who commented upon the Gospels during the first centuries can enlighten us about the meaning the Ancients gave them. The […]

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Forests of Symbols: Christian Initiation and the Bible (L’Initiation chrétienne et la Bible. Des Forêts de symboles)

  In a time when there were neither catechisms nor faculties of theology, how were believers taught? The reading and explanation of the Bible was everything. The whole Scriptures, or almost all of them, were likely read for their symbolic meaning endowed with a spiritual message. From this, a lavish literature was born, where imagination […]

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Secrets about Pregnancy (Confidences sur la grossesse)

Are you expecting? Congratulations! First secret of this book: yes, being pregnant is the most wonderful thing in the world, but it also means lots of surprises! You‘ve realized it, haven‘t you? Have thousands of questions? How lucky, you just need to ask. How do I choose my maternity hospital? How to involve my loved […]

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Photography (La photographie)

The essentials of photography from one of the most famous French photographers. Contrary to most handbooks on photography, this text by Edouard Boubat is a clear and methodical presentation of processes and techniques, but also the creed of a great artist, a sensitive approach to translating into a familiar language the love of perfect images. […]

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A Historical Dictionary of Magic and Occult Sciences (Dictionnaire historique de la magie et des sciences occultes)

Magic, alchemy, divinatory arts, astrology, demonology, bewitchment, fetishisms, cabbalas, witchcrafts, superstitions, and many other so-called occult sciences are discussed in this informative tome, including their history, their practices, their main instigators, their victims, too. About fifty scholars and researchers accepted the challenge. For the first time, from a historical and ethnological point of view, and […]

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The State and Culture in 20th Century France (L’Etat et la culture en France au XXe siecle)

HISTORY The strong implication of State in these cultural fields is often shown as a French peculiarity. For one decade, the set of themes of the “cultural State” is feeding in many ways a critic of the cultural policy. The 20th century shows a growing intervention of the authorities. Philippe Poirrier insists on the fact […]

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How To Keep Your Spirits Up (Comment garder le moral)

HOW TO KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP (EVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS)? SELF-HELP | PSYCHOLOGY | PRACTICAL GUIDE Today, more than ever, we need to cultivate our joie de vivre, our joy of living. That isn’t easy though, in the current context of global crisis! Yet some people manage to keep their spirits up, without necessarily being […]

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The Five Parts of the World (Les Cinq parties du monde)

LITERARY FICTION On July 21, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin are about to walk on the moon. On a rainy night in Toulon, in the neighborhood of Little Chicago, two sailors – Petty Officer Christian Victor-Marie Duval and Victor Colbert, his cabin-boy called “Vichy-Menthe” – push the door of the Miami Bar. The […]

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What Is Philosophy? (Qu’est-ce que la philosophie?)

  PHILOSOPHY The question asked by this little book is quite plain: can we go beyond the acknowledgment of crisis and impotence that philosophy has been proclaiming for more than a century? Can we talk about science without an inferiority complex, about God without obscurantism, about existence without bar-room philosophizing, about politics without cynicism, and […]

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